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Yogi Bhajan Lecture: Prosperity is Like the Fragrance of a Rose

Excerpts from a lecture given on 12/26/97 

Prosperity doesn’t mean that you will have wealth, health and happiness. The best way to explain prosperity is to say it is like a rosebud when it flowers and opens up, and shares its fragrance. That’s the moment, which lasts a few days, when a rose flower is prosperous. When a man or woman is prosperous, it is the fragrance of security, grace, depth, character and truthfulness that a person can share. Like a candle emits light, a human emits prosperity.

…As long as you work hard, you plan and you push, there is no fun. But there is a state of mind that we are going to talk about today. It’s called the way to prosperity where things come to you.

The reality is that God is inside. Nobody is even responsible enough to acknowledge it. God is within me. Therefore, I have to act like God’s existence. Nobody wants to act like God’s creature.

Life is not set up for us to suffer. Happiness is the birthright of the person, provided you feel—at least a little honestly—that God is within you. God is prana, life. If God is not life, then what is God? Dead? There is no dead God. God is alive. His existence is alive. As long as you live, there is a God for you. The moment you don’t live, forget it.

…So this is the life we have come to deal with. There is a way to prosperity. If the mind is clear, if the subconscious is not blocked, if you unconsciously live a conscious life, you can never be poor. Where there is a magnet, things will fly to it. The mastermind, the Great Mind, knows your needs. You don’t have to yell and scream, “Help, God!” God is inside. He manufactured you. He sent you here. He gave you features and facets. He gave you all the environments you need. You simply do not accept it. I am just explaining it to you.

The fact is, someday, somewhere, just be yourself. Let everything go. That day you will find you are you. Oh God! The very joy of you being you is the most precious joy. It will take away all your suffering. It will take away your pain. You will find you within you—there is nothing more than that.

…You must know you have an unlimited reserve of energy. Once you invoke your energy, there is nothing that is small in you. All the environments start flying towards you. It’s beautiful.

© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

This lecture can be found in Success and the Spirit: An Aquarian Path to Abundance, available through KRI.